After seeing Silence of The Lambs, I had to watch the sequel. I was hoping for big things, but instead, it was a complete torpedo of crap. Sure, the first film did manage to have a few scary moments, and a lot of nuance and clever points, regardless of what some critics might say.
Hannibal is the worst sequel I've seen. Yes, I said it, the worst sequel I've seen. It tries to follow suit with the original film, but it doesn't accomplish anything, and right from the beginning we lose the character of Clarise. We get Julianne Moore in the title role alongside Anthony Hopkins, and it just doesn't work for me.
The plot of the film is stupid too; Hannibal is an internationally wanted man and he's dealing antiquities in some European country, meanwhile plotting to kill anyone that tries to get in his way. Throughout the course we have Clarise becoming an icon of love for the evil man, and throughout we have a terrible score, and just bad acting.
The best and some might say worst of this film involves Hannibal feeding a detective his own cooked brain! Yep. Other than shock value, this film has nothing worth mentioning, as it is just a tedious romp through stupidity, and that's saying a lot, because it could've been so great.
I hated the film, and really don't think it is worth considering more than one viewing, just out of curiosity. But that is just one man's opinion.